Gear Reviews

  • Diamondback Scapegoat

    First Look: 2013 Diamondback Scapegoat

    The 2013 Diamondback Scapegoat looks impressive, with quite possibly the best off-the-rack build of any Gravity / Park /...

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    La Sportiva Futura

    The La Sportiva Futura has less rubber under your foot, more sensitivity, and...no edge. At all. Time for some...

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    PREVIEW: Epic Planks Crop Duster

    With a generous amount of tip and tail rocker, a 122mm waist, and a flat camber profile underfoot, the...

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    PREVIEW: Epic Planks Ripper

    On paper, for an all-mountain, one-ski quiver, everything about the Epic Planks Ripper seems well thought out.

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    Dalbello Kr Two PRO

    The 2013 Dalbello Kr Two Pro boot has been significantly overhauled for 2013, giving the three-piece vs. overlap shell...

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    First Ascent Heyburn 2.0 Pants

    Generally speaking, the First Ascent Heyburn 2.0 Pants are breathable, warm, stylish, and comfortable. But where do they fall...

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    Sterling Evolution Duetto 9.4 Half Ropes

    While switching rope brands might seem unthinkable, for anyone considering making the jump from single ropes to half ropes,...

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    Columbia Bugaboo Ranger Backpack

    The Columbia Bugaboo Ranger is an exceptional pack for resort, sidecountry, and quick-access backcountry skiing, and one tweak would...

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    2012-2013 Burton Easy Livin

    As Danny Davis’s pro model board, it's no surprise that the Burton Easy Livin performs well in the park....

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    RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Shock

    The RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 is basically the best air shock that reviewer Kevin Bazar has ever ridden on...

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    Küat NV Rack

    The Küat NV is a solid contender among tray-style hitch-mounted bike racks, with a built in, legit repair stand...

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    PREVIEW: 2012 Knolly Chilcotin

    After a long wait, reviewer Joe Hanrahan finally got a Knolly Chilcotin. While he continues to put it through...

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    Transition Trail-or-Park

    The Transition Trail-or-Park has what you'd expect in a do-it-all jump / park / pump track bike, but it's...

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  • Paul Forward

    Mystery Ranch Blackjack Airbag Backpack

    The Mystery Ranch Blackjack is an airbag pack where the pack itself doesn't feel like an afterthought. And that...

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    POC Nail Glove

    POC isn't trying to reinvent the wheel with the Nail glove, but what's interesting is how well they've executed...

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    Evolv Shaman

    The Evolv Shaman was designed to achieve both high performance and exceptional comfort. Does it deliver?

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    Best Mountain Bike Handlebars

    You would be hard-pressed to find a bar these days that strays from the 8-9° sweep and 4-5° rise...

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    Never Summer Proto CT

    Reviewer Lance Peterson says the Never Summer Proto CT performed exactly how he wanted it to. Not bad, considering...

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    SCARPA Maestrale RS

    The SCARPA Maestrale RC boot has been flying under the radar a bit, though with all it has going...

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    Wild Country Helium Friends Cams

    The Wild Country Helium Friends are touted as being among the lightest and best cams out there. So how...

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